Crustle (UNITE)

Crustle (Japanese: イワパレス Iwapalace) is a playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It was available as part of the base game when it released on July 21, 2021.

イワパレス Iwapalace
UNITE Crustle.png
Role Defender
Attack type Melee
Damage type Attack
Difficulty Intermediate
Evolves at Lv. 4


License availability:
Aeos coin 8,000 Aeos Coins / Aeos gem 460 Aeos Gems
UNITE Crustle License Card.png




Passive Ability

がんじょう Sturdy

Every time the Pokémon loses a certain amount of HP, its Defense and Sp. Def are increased.

Basic Attack

  Damage category: Physical (as a basic attack)
Damage category: Physical (as a boosted attack)

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to enemies in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time.


Move slot 1

  Rock Slide
Rock Slide
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Upgrades into Rock Tomb or Shell Smash
  Hindrance Description
Drops large rocks on the designated area. When this move hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaves them unable to act for a short time.
  Rock Tomb
Rock Trap
Learned at Lv. 4
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Upgrades into Rock Tomb+ at Lv. 11
  Hindrance Description
Splits open the ground toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect, decreasing their movement speed for a short time, and creating a barricade of rock. If this move is used again, the barricade is removed.

Upgrade: Strengthens this move's movement speed decrease on opposing Pokémon when in hits.

  Shell Smash
Shell Break
Learned at Lv. 4
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Upgrades into Shell Smash+ at Lv. 11
  Buff Description
Has the user smash its shell, converting a set percentage of Defense and Sp. Def into Attack and Sp. Atk and increasing the user's movement speed for a short time.

Upgrade: Increases this move's conversion rate.

Move slot 2

  Fury Cutter
Consecutive Cut
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 3.5 seconds
Upgrades into Stealth Rock or X-Scissor
  Melee Description
Slashes opposing Pokémon with claws, dealing damage to them. Hitting the same opposing Pokémon multiple times in succession with this move increases the damage dealt.
  Stealth Rock
Stealth Rock
Learned at Lv. 6
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Upgrades into Stealth Rock+ at Lv. 13
  Area Description
Throws many small rocks. When a rock hits an opposing Pokémon, or when the rocks have flown their full distance, a zone of many levitating rocks is created, dealing slowly-increasing damage over time to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect.

Upgrade: Increases the duration of this move's effects and decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when this move hits.

Scissor Cross
Learned at Lv. 6
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Upgrades into X-Scissor+ at Lv. 11
  Melee Description
Has the user dash forward with crossed claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon multiple times and shoving them. Leaves opposing Pokémon unable to act if they hit an object when shoved.

Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown.

Unite Move

  Rubble Rouser
Learned at Lv. 9
  Buff Description
Grants the user a shield for a short time and leaves nearby opposing Pokémon unable to act, dealing them damage over time. If the user receives damage while this move is in effect, the move deals additional hits to nearby opposing Pokémon.


Name Holowear Release Date Unlock Method Audio/Visual FX
  Shrine Style   November 8, 2021 Energy Rewards /   60 KO
  Cake Style   December 15, 2021   2,199* Scoring
  Starry Night Style   January 20, 2022   400 Appearance only
  Tuxedo Style   July 21, 2022 Special event missions* Movement
  Starry Night Style (Pink)   April 8, 2024 Prize Machine Appearance only


Rubble Rouser is a pun based on the phrase "rabble rouser", which is defined as "a person who says, writes, or does things that make crowds of people excited or angry, usually intentionally in order to make them act in a particular way".[1]


See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dwebble and Crustle.

Playable characters in Pokémon UNITE
Attacker Alolan NinetalesChandelureCinderaceCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreninjaInteleonMewMewtwo (Y)MiraidonPikachuSylveonVenusaur
All‑Rounder AegislashAzumarillBlazikenBuzzwoleCeruledgeCharizardDragoniteFalinksGarchompGyaradosLucarioMachampMetagrossMewtwo (X)MimikyuScizorTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuZacian
Speedster AbsolDodrioGengarLeafeonMeowscaradaTalonflameZeraoraZoroark
Defender BlastoiseCrustleGoodraGreedentLaprasMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Supporter BlisseyClefableComfeyEldegossHoopaMr. MimeSableyeWigglytuff

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